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Josmil Pinto | Catcher | #68

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/31/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / MIN

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Giants released C/1B Josmil Pinto.
Pinto signed a minor league contract with the Giants last December but did not play any MLB-affiliated ball in 2017. He turns 29 years old next March. Thu, Nov 2, 2017 10:21:00 AM

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Giants signed C/1B Josmil Pinto to a minor league contract.

The 27-year-old has fallen off since his strong debut with the Twins in September of 2013. He spent most of the 2016 campaign at Triple-A Colorado Springs where he slashed .308/.362/.517 with 11 homers and 51 RBI in 315 plate appearances.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Brewers sent C/1B Josmil Pinto outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He's no longer on the 40-man roster. Pinto looked like an interesting catching prospect not long ago but will be 28 on Opening Day next year and has been unable to establish himself in the majors.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Brewers purchased the contract of C/1B Josmil Pinto from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Pinto batted .308/.362/.517 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI over 86 games in Triple-A this season. The 27-year-old will provide some depth behind the plate and at first base.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 03:10:00 PM

Brewers sent C Josmil Pinto outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Pinto, who was claimed from the Padres before the holidays, cleared waivers after being designated for assignment a week ago. While he's now off the 40-man roster, he's expected to be in major league camp with Milwaukee this spring.
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 02:05:00 PM

Brewers designated C Josmil Pinto for assignment.

The Brewers claimed Pinto off waivers from the Padres just before Christmas, but he's being shuffled off the 40-man roster to make room for incoming first baseman Chris Carter. Concussion fallout held the 26-year-old catcher to just 72 games played in the minors this past season. When he did manage his way onto the field, the backstop hit .228/.300/.369 in three minor league stops down in the Twins' system.
Wed, Jan 6, 2016 07:23:00 PM

Brewers claimed C Josmil Pinto off waivers from the Padres.

Pinto was claimed off waivers from the Twins back in November, but he was recently designated for assignment to clear a spot for Buddy Baumann on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old was limited to 72 games in the minors this year due to concussion issues and will provide some catching depth with his new club.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Padres designated C Josmil Pinto for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Buddy Baumann. Pinto, who was claimed off waivers from the Twins a month ago, hit just .228/.304/.354 at Triple-A in 2015 and missed a chunk of the season with concussion issues.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 04:40:00 PM

Padres claimed C Josmil Pinto off waivers from the Twins.

Pinto saw 169 at-bats with the catcher-strapped Twins in 2015, but he failed to do much with them. The 26-year-old catcher slashed .219/.315/.391 with seven homers and 18 RBI. The Padres are getting themselves a backstop with a nice bit of pop if nothing else.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Josmil Pinto no longer has concussion symptoms.

Pinto has been sidelined for nearly two months, but he's finally making progress. He could be back in action with Triple-A Rochester within a few days. Barring setbacks, he's a potential September call-up.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 05:52:00 PM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) is ready to return to action at Triple-A Rochester but needs to receive official clearance from Major League Baseball first.

Pinto has been limited to 48 games this season due to concussion issues. He's hitting .232/.306/.379 with six homers for Rochester.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 10:08:00 PM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) has resumed limited baseball activity with Triple-A Rochester.

Pinto has been dealing with concussion issues since all the way back in spring training and hasn't played since early June. There's no timetable for his return.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 05:15:00 PM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) could resume baseball activities soon.

Pinto first dealt with concussion symptoms back in spring training and has been on Triple-A Rochester's disabled list for over a week. He's hit .232/.306/.379 with six homers over 48 games for Rochester this season.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Josmil Pinto was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Rochester due to a concussion.

Pinto has dealt with recurring concussion issues since the spring. It's unclear at the moment just how long he may be sidelined, but it doesn't look like he'll be climbing his way to the big league club anytime soon.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 09:00:00 PM

Twins optioned C Josmil Pinto to Triple-A Rochester; re-assigned C Eric Fryer to minor league camp.

That means Chris Herrmann will serve as Kurt Suzuki's backup. Pinto dealt with a concussion this spring, which limited him to just 17 at-bats. He remains intriguing with the bat, but the Twins don't seem to trust him behind the plate yet.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 10:45:00 PM

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